Okay… so it was not a photo; but was a photo I had taken several years ago, of, what appeared to be a “painting”, of my GGG grandparents; Isaac Catron and Mary Jones Catron. I posted the my original photograph of this painting yesterday; along with the beginning of my restoration. I have spent a lot of time working on this today; and below is my original photograph; and my restoration of it. As you can see; I decided the best way to get rid of the bad stains on the bottom portion of the picture; was to try to re-create (best I could) her dress and his jacket. I also tried to clone the blue’ish background color.
I’m sure a true professional could do better. But…. I think this is pretty good for my first attempt at a real restoration.
Feel free to leave your comments and let me know what you think.